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Search Continues For Missing Riccall Man

Simon Hodgson greaves

11:50am 27th December 2013
(Updated 11:54am 27th December 2013)

The search for a missing Riccall man is continuing today.

Simon Hodgson-Greaves' camper van was found in the RSPB car park at Bempton Cliffs, near Bridlington, on Saturday 21st December. It had been parked there overnight, with no sign of Simon himself.

The 48-year-old was last seen by a member of his family on Sunday 15 December. He is known to go on frequent camping trips and likes to go walking. He also has an interest in the RSPB and had visited the area in the past. It is now known that Simon had been staying in his van on and off for a number of weeks.

 Although it is not unusual  for Simon be away for days at a time, police are growing increasingly for his safety due to his lack of contact with his family and his lack of shelter.

Officers are exploring the possibility that Simon has gone walking in the area and may have got into difficulties. Or that he may have left the area on foot, perhaps using public transport or has been given a lift by a member of the public.

PC Scott Gatman of Selby Safer Neighbourhood Team, said: “Simon’s family are worried sick about him and just want him home for Christmas. I am appealing to any members of the public, including motorists, public transport workers, passengers and walkers who believe they have seen Simon or given him a lift since Friday 20 December to contact the police as a matter of urgency.

“Better still, if Simon sees or hears this appeal, please get in touch with friends, family, the police or the Missing People charity and let us know that you are safe and well. The Missing People charity can be contacted in confidence if you do not want to contact the police.”

Simon is described as white, around 6ft tall and of slim build. He has sandy coloured hair, a greying beard and moustache, blue eyes and wears spectacles. It is not known what he will be wearing, however, he is known to dress very smartly and often wears tweed jackets, shirts and scarves.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact North Yorkshire Police on 101, select option 1 and pass information to the Force Control Room.

The Missing People charity can be contacted on 116 000, the line is open 24 hours a day and information can be passed confidentially.

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